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Think modern cooking techniques are the only way to a great meal?

Summer is just around the corner, which means camping trips and backyard campfires. Learn how satisfying it can be to cook a meal over a warm campfire with the experts from Illinois Extension.

A free class will be held at the Sassafras Shelter at Lincoln Trail State Park on Wednesday, May 25 at 5:30 p.m. Registration is required online at or by calling the Extension Office at 217-826-5422. The class is open to individuals and families of all ages and skill levels.

Educators from Illinois Extension will demonstrate basic food safety and prepare and cook meals over a campfire.
“One of the easiest meals to prepare over a campfire is breakfast,” said Mary Liz Wright, Extension nutrition and wellness educator. “We will definitely teach you a couple of morning meal recipes.”

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please call the Clark County Extension office at 217-826-5422. Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities.